A long time ago there was a young woman that was engaged to be married. Her name was Mary. One day while doing her daily chores, an angel appeared in front of her. The angel told her, "You will have a baby boy, and you will name him Jesus. He will be God's own son."
Although Mary was glad God had chosen her, she was worried. She told her fiance` and he was worried too. Then an angel appeared to Joseph, Mary's betrothed, and told him not to worry, and that she was carrying God's son. So Joseph and Mary got married.
Soon, Mary and Joseph had to travel to Bethlehem because they had to register for a census. When they arrived in Bethlehem, they couldn't find a place to stay because there were alot of people. Finally one of the innkeepers felt sorry for them and said the could stay in the stables. When Mary and Joseph arrived at the stable, the animals could sense something wonderful and remained quiet.
Not far away, there were some shepherds watching their sheep. Suddenly an angel appeared. A bright light shone all about and the angel told the shepherds, "Go to Bethlehem, where your Savior has been born. You'll find him in a stable." Then there were many angels shouting, "Glory to God in the highest, Peace on Earth and goodwill towards men!"
There were also some wise men in the East that had seen a very bright starand they knew that Jesus had been born. The wise men followed the star to Bethlehem carrying gifts to the new King. When they got to Bethlehem they gave baby Jesus gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
On the first Christmas Day, baby Jesus was born. Mary held baby Jesus in her arms for all to see and praise God for sending the Savior.
A Christmas Story
Back a few years ago there was a family getting ready to go to a special Christmas Service at their church. Well the Father had just gotten home from work and said he didn't really feel like driving back in to town to go to the service but insisted on the rest of the family to go. Mother, brother, and sister all went and father decided to take a nap on the couch. About an hour goes by and father starts hearing this loud thud. As if somebody was knocking almost.
Father got up and looked around. He checked the door and nobody was there, just when he was about to decide to ignore it he realized it was coming from the den. When father went to look what he saw astonished him. What was happening was some birds outside wanted to come in to the warm house. Well, being a compassionate man he decided he would try to help these birds. He went and got his coat and boots on and went outside to the barn. He opened the doors and tried to attract the birds inside because it was warm and he put some feed down. Try as he could those birds wouldn't pay any attention to him and kept flying into the window trying to get in the house. This bothered the father and then he realized, God goes through this exact thing. You see God sent Jesus to Earth to be our Savior plain and clear but so many just ignore Him. We have away out of the cold, will you take it?
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